cable lace

New Lace Design!

The knitting machine and I had been getting along better after my last project, there had been significantly less screaming and cursing.  Of course I immediately began to miss the drama and couldn’t take all my newfound tranquility. So I did what I always do in these situations, design something much more difficult. One night […]

Chemise Cover

A Foray Into Lingerie

So my design ADD has kicked in again and I am now obsessed with idea of knit lingerie. I wanted to make stuff that is a little more comfy and sturdy while still being sexy so that you could actually sleep in it if you wanted to. So, I went about the task of studying […]

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Blood, Sweat, Tears…and Lace

There is a common misconception about machine knitting. Most hand knitters think that it’s “cheating” and that the machine does most of the work for you. I’ll admit that I felt the same way until my arthritis forced me to try it. You know what I have found? The machine does not do most of […]


How to Line a Hand Knit or Crochet Bag

I got a request on Instagram to write a tutorial on how I line my hand knit and crochet bags, so here it is! I know everyone hates fussy finishing techniques but I highly recommend lining your bags. The lining will make your project look much more professional and will prevent it from stretching out […]


Fair Isle Charity Hat Pattern

I’ve been gone for a while but I come bearing gifts – a free hat pattern! So, they are having a charity drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio to collect donations for Hats 4 the Homeless. I was inspired to donate but of course with me being me I couldn’t just use any pattern, […]


The Sparkle List #1

This very first installment of the Sparkle List is all about cables.  One of the most popular and unique stitches in knitting, cables have had a major role in the history and culture of knitwear.  From Aran fisherman sweaters to the Fall 2013 Dior couture show, this stitch has shown its tried and true sense […]


Posable Amigurumi Patterns Part1 – The Body

I mentioned in a previous post that I was making some amigurumis of me and my boyfriend at his request and they’re all done! I have provided the patterns so you can have fun with changing the colors to make them your own if you’d like. They’re a very basic shape so make a great […]

Iron Man Cozy 2

How to Knit an Iron Man Drink Cozy

The premiere of Iron Man 3 is only a couple of days away so I was asked to make a little project to celebrate the occasion. I made it with Lion Brand’s new yarn Heartland (which officially goes on sale today!) and the embroidery was done with Bonbons in Beach. It was a really quick and […]

sweater collage

What’s on my Needles

Just wanted to give you all a quick update on what I have been up to. I know it’s been a while, I’m actually still sick so I’ve been short on energy lately. Anyway, a few weeks ago I was commissioned by one of my mother’s coworkers to make a sweater. My mother being my […]

Convertible Colorwork Headband

How to Make a Convertible Colorwork Headband

After months of only making large projects like sweaters and dresses I decided to try making something smaller. The bright, cheery colors of Lion Brand Bonbons yarn inspired me to play around with colorwork! I wanted to get the most the most mileage out of my little accessory so I decided to make it convertible. […]